Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 3, No. 4)
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- Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
BARBERSHOP ON WHEELS. COMBINATION RAIL & HIGHWAY VEHICLE IN TENNESSEE. GERMAN SHEPHERD HELPS FIGHT FIRES. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE DIRECT TRAFFIC FROM AIRPLANE. POWER BOATS IN INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP REGATTA.
CU hand operating telegraph lever.
Communications, ElectricTelegraphsHands (operating telegraph)TechnologyNewsreels
Title Card: "Chevrolet Leader News" over montage.
Superimposed newspaper headline indicating "Tricky Trims While-U-Wait; Clipper Cuts 'Em Quick."
Automobile pulling travel trailer through oceanfront campground (probably located near Malibu, California or Santa Monica, California on the Pacific Ocean). Smiling man (with moustache), wearing white lab coat and carrying feather duster, emerges from trailer (lettering indicating "Ton's Tonsorial Establishment" painted on trailer) and dusts barber pole; young boy, wearing cap, approaches and they talk. Barber snatches cap from boy's head, tousles boy's hair; both walk to nearby car where barber opens trunk. CU shelves (inside car's trunk) with neatly arranged barber supplies (above car tire); barber removes stool, sits boy down and puts apron on him; removes scissors and comb from car's trunk, closes it and instructs boy to watch him dust it with feather duster. ECU barber trimming boy's hair. CU barber opening trunk and reaching for bottle of hair tonic. ECU smiling boy pinching nostrils and grimacing from odor. ECU smiling boy with greasy, plastered hair; boy looks at his reflection on car's trunk and smiles. Barber removes boys apron; boy pays him with coins. Barber bites coin, then reaches into trunk for can; ECU he drops coin in can. Barber's car and trailer driving through residential area.
Superimposed newspaper headline indicating "Iron Horse Ready to Choo; Gangway for Mountain Men."
ECU automobile ("car-train" -- hybrid rail and automobile vehicle) front-end with bars welded to bumper. VS above "car-train" (Oneida & Western Railroad, U.S. Mail) rolling on railroad tracks; slows to stop in front of station; door opens and women exit; man and woman standing at rail siding as "car-train" rolls to stop. CU mechanic (engineer) lifting hood of car and looking at engine; CU engine. VS "car-train" rolling through mountain passes.
Superimposed newspaper headline indicating "Fire Chief Barks Orders; Rescue Averts Tragedy."
CU firehouse alarm. Staircase; German Shepherd running down stairs. Fireman slides down pole, he and dog jump into firetruck. CU fireman at steering wheel as dog pulls chain and rings bell. Firemen clinging to truck as it pulls from station; dog continues to ring bell. Firetruck rolling down street. Fireman raising ladder to side of building above storefront as several children point upwards. CU young girl jumping up and down and pointing. German Shepherd climbing ladder as smoke billows from below; climbing into window; climbing down ladder with stuffed doll in mouth; running passed crowd to fireman who embraces him; fireman removes stuffed doll from dog's mouth and hands it to girl; she hugs doll, then pats dog. Several men and German Shepherd seated around table. ECU panting German Shepherd wearing fireman's hat.
Superimposed newspaper headline indicating "Puzzled Police Take to Air; Families Get Home Faster."
Automobile parked in airfield (small airplane in BG). 2 New Jersey State policemen exit car and walk o.s.; approach two-seater airplane; one removes cap and puts on aviator cap; they climb aboard. ECU taxiing airplane; tail wing. Heavy automobile traffic on city street. CU pilot wearing radio headgear. Aerial shot highway interchange (few cars). CU dispatcher (wearing headphones) operating microphone and radio system at desk. 2 policemen in operations center, one at teletype machine, the other on telephone; CU policeman on telephone taking notes, hangs up and stands (clock in BG indicates 1:30). ECU bumper-to -bumper traffic. Radio announcer (W.O.R.) picks up microphone and speaks. Couple driving in bumper-to -bumper traffic (from back seat of car); man adjusts volume on radio; they look at each other and woman points o.s.; CU automobile turning on highway; above couple driving on less congested highway.
Panning shot boats in marina draped with decorative flags; man in FG shades his eyes (using binoculars?) and looks o.s. Crowd lining wall, looking over iron fence at water. VS speedboats racing on river; ECU speedboats racing. VS entusiastic crowd. VS model speedboat on lake; man grabs it; CU man lifting and displaying model boat while standing in lake (wearing shirt, tie and sweater).
Airplanes Airports Fire Alarms Animals Announcers, Radio AnticipationBarber's Aprons AutomobilesAviation Barber Poles BarbersBarbershops Bars, IronBeachesBell, Ringing BellsBinoculars (appearance of) Biting (on coin) BoatsBoysBravery Campgrounds CansCapsChildrenClocksCoats, LabCoins Combs Communications Control RoomsCouplesCrowdsCustomersDispatchersDogsDolls, StuffedDusters, Feather Emergencies Engineers, Railroad Engines, Automobile Enthusiasm (crowd) Feather Dusters Firehouses Firemen Fires Firetrucks Flags, Decorative German Shepherds Greasy (hair) Grimacing Hair Tonic Haircuts Hats Hats, Firemen's Headphones Highway Interchanges Hobbies Hoods, Automobile Hugs Hygiene Interchanges, Highway Laboratory Coats Ladders, Fire Lakes LawÊEnforcement Machines, Teletype Mail, U.S. Marinas Mechanics MeetingsMicrophonesModels (boats) MountainsNewsreels Nostrils, PinchingOceansOddities Odors Offices Panting (German Shepherd) Payments Petting (dog) Pilots Pinching (nostrils) Pointing (children) Pointing Poles, Barber Poles, Fire Police Postal Service Racing, Boat Radios Railroads Reflections Rescues Ringing Rivers Scenics Scissors Slick (hair) Sliding (down fire pole) Smoke (fire) Spectators Spectators Speedboats Sports, Water Staircases Stations, Railroad Steering Wheels Stools Tables, Conference Taxiing Telephones Teletype Machines Tonic, Hair Tousling Traffic, Automobile Trailers, Travel Trains Transactions, Financial Transportation Travel Travel Trailers Trucks, Fire Trunks, Automobile Water Sports
CHEVROLET ADVERTISING NEWSREELS GAGS ODDITIES BARBERSHOPS HAIR FASHIONS MEN AUTOMOBILES TRANSPORTATION TRAILERS BARBERS BOYS TENNESSEE RAILROADS TRAINS BUSES RURAL AREAS RAILROAD STATIONS STATES DOGS ANIMALS FIRES FIREFIGHTERS FIREHOUSES GIRLS LADDERS CHILDREN HATS POLICE NEW JERSEY AIRPLANES AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC ROADS HIGHWAYS RADIO COMMUNICATION BOATS SPEEDBOATS MOTORBOATS WATER SPORTS RECREATION LEISURE RACES LADDERS DISASTERS RESCUES EMERGENCIES DOLLS HOLIDAYS TAKEOFFS AIRPORTS AIRCRAFT
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Subject: Yeah, Yeah, Chevrolet Whatever...
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: Barbers! Busses! Bravery! Braodcasts! Boats!
First clip is of a travelling barber who goes to trailer park to trailer park. No doubt to offer all the inbred kids a hand.
We then see a clip of an unusual train/bus combo. Looks like an interesting idea, wonder why something like that isn't used today (like for remoter areas)
We then see.. Yes! A firefighting dog! He rides along with the firemen ringing the bell, and dangerously climbing a ladder to rescue a girl's DOLL (???!!). Why? Who knows. We don't see the dog flying down the pole though (as shown with the firefighting kitten in a previous film)
Traffic reports from the sky is then shown. It looks to be like a newer idea as evident here. Passable.
Finally, a regatta boat race is shown. Not much too excitement.